The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has hit back at Rahul Gandhi after the former Congress President refused to apologise for his ‘Rape In India’ remark. Speaking at the ‘Bharat Bachao’ rally, Rahul Gandhi said, “My name is Rahul Gandhi, not Rahul Savarkar; I will never apologise for speaking truth and nor will any Congressman do so.”
Reacting to his comment, BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said, “Rahul Jinnah instead of Rahul Gandhi is a more appropriate name for him.”
“The more appropriate name for you Rahul Gandhi is RAHUL JINNAH. Your Muslim appeasement politics and mindset makes you a worthy legatee of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, not Savarkar. #RahulJinnah,” GVL Narasimha Rao wrote on Twitter.
BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra also attacked Gandhi over the comment. He tweeted, “Even if Rahul Gandhi takes 100 births he can’t be Rahul Savarkar. Savarkar was ‘Veer’, patriot and had sacrificed. The language Rahul Gandhi uses for Article 370, air strike, surgical strike, CAB is Pakistan’s language. He can’t be ‘Veer’ or be at par with Savarkar.”
“If he (Rahul Gandhi) wants a new name, then today onward BJP will call him by the name of ‘Rahul thoda sharam kar’. He should actually have a little shame, a person who compares ‘Make in India’ to ‘Rape in India’ has crossed all limits of shame and dignity,” he added.